St. Mary Medical Center Nurses Vote to Join & Be Represented by PA Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals | Newtown News of Interest |

The nearly 800 registered nurses at St. May Medical Center in Bucks County have voted to unionize and be represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

Among the nurses who cast ballots in the two-day election that ended Friday night, the vote was 403 to 285 in support of joining the union

Based in Conshohocken, PASNAP represents more than 8,000 nurses and health-care professionals across the state.

“As health care has deteriorated to health business, nurses have had to bear the weight of the cuts in staffing and resources” said Joe Gentile, a nurse at St. Mary in Langhorne. “Now more than ever, we need to unify and advocate for each other. I’ve worked at St. Mary for over 35 years. This is my hospital, my home and my community. This hard-fought victory has given us a voice, a hope, and a future.”